This Week In Luxury: Golf At Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Embrace The Arts At Eslite, Sip The Best Wine On British Airways, Holiday In A Winter Wonderland

In our weekly series, we bring you the latest in luxury news around the world. This week’s highlights: Feed the fish while you golf at Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu, H Moser & Cie enters the metaverse, visit a winter wonderland at Ultima Courchevel Belvédère, and more.

Southeast Asia’s First Eslite Spectrum Store Opens In The Home Of The Tastemakers

Spanning over 70,000 square feet of The Starhill’s first floor, Eslite Spectrum’s flagship store, the first in Southeast Asia, recently opened its doors to visitors. This hub for arts and culture features multi-labels from its country of origin Taiwan, as well as Malaysia and other international countries, with the famed Eslite bookstore being the core of it. Around this bookstore, one will find creative outlets and dining experiences with a Rasa Eslite celebration running cultural and arts events till mid January, a full month to showcase its rich depth of offerings for varied interest.


A Master Of Wine, On The Ground And In The Air With British Airways

In British Airways’ recent announcement, Tim Jackson MW, brings his expertise full time as the airline’s Master of Wine. From fine wines and sparkling vintages, to the best of British beers, classic gins and innovative non-alcoholic alternatives, Jackson’s broad remit enables him to take a sustained focus on how flavours change at altitude, and develop the airline’s wider drinks strategy including diversity of sources. “I’m delighted to be the first person to take this position at British Airways. As an avid traveller, I have sampled wine from all corners of the globe, ranging from California to Chile, so I hope my love for travel, together with my experience and knowledge of beverages, will make a positive difference to the premium experience we offer our customers.” says Tim Jackson. Among the new additions announced for the airline’s premium cabins are a special Bordeaux selection for the festive season, celebrating the 2010 vintage from both sides of Bordeaux comprising Château Haut-Batailley and Clos de l’Oratoire.

British Airways

Perfect Your Drive With The Ocean At Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

Come 2023, you can consider the vast expanse of the South China Sea as your personal driving range. The Ocean Golf Unique Experience at Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu has dreamed up biodegradable fish food golf balls, – an Eco-Bio-Ball – which is 100 per cent safe, non-toxic. Within hours of the ball entering the sea, the outer layer dissolves to release the fish food within. These balls degrade entirely within 28 days. The launch also say top international ladies golfers from the SBS Golf Korean Ladies Professional Golfer Association (KLPGA) who were there to film the KLGPA Rookie Championship 2023.

Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu

H. Moser & Cie’s New Watch Embraces The Metaverse

Ever the futurist, H. Moser & Cie’s latest watch is intrinsically tied to the metaverse. Partnering with various specialists in blockchain, NFT, and online experiences, the new Endeavour Centre Seconds Genesis is tied via QR code to an app that provides certification, authentication, insurance, customer service, as well as unique artworks and social spaces – the latter includes H. Moser & Cie’s new metaverse lounge, a virtual venue designed after a modern ski chalet in the Swiss mountains. The watch is limited to 50 pieces, and consists of a 40mm microblasted steel case with a ‘pixelated’ 3D-printed titanium bezel. Above the Vantablack dial, the QR code is engraved on the sapphire crystal.

H. Moser & Cie

Go For The Ultimate Winter Getaway At Ultima Courchevel Belvédère

For an unforgettable, picture-perfect ski holiday of your dreams, book a stay at one of the 13 residences at Ultima Courchevel Belvédère. Featuring uninterrupted views of idyllic winter vistas and untouched nature, such as the La Rosière Forest, the resort is practically right next to the slopes. Two state-of-the-art spas, dedicated spa therapists and masseuses, fitness rooms, heated pools, and an outdoor jacuzzi all are available, if your skiing or snowboarding adventures take a toll. Private chef experiences can also be arranged for you and your friends and family, as each residence has four or five bedrooms.

Ultima Courchevel Belvédère

Lin Shiao Tung Jewellery Opens Its First Southeast Asia Outlet In The Starhill

Award-winning jewellery designer Lin Shiao Tung has recently opened his first boutique in Southeast Asia, which is located in the Eslite Spectrum bookstore in The Starhill. Lin began his career in jewellery design in 1990, and founded his eponymous brand 10 years later. His jewellery is centred on the ethos that every piece commemorates life’s many milestones, and is inspired by blending different cultural elements. Notably, the brand holds the largest number of design patents among all jewellery brands in Taiwan, and owns its own jewellery workshop, thus ensuring that customers will be wearing jewellery with meticulous, handcrafted artisanship. The store features some of Lin’s best works, including Eric Jade Bear, Messenger of Happiness, Gemini Star, and My Rose, as well as other brand classics such as the Artistic Abstraction Series, the Contemporary Design Series and the Content With My Jade Series.

Lin Shiao Tung

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